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17 April 2008

China: Olympic Flame Turns Up Heat on Sponsors - Corporate Social Responsibility Rhetoric Does Not Match Reality

Author: Human Rights Watch

With fewer than four months remaining until the start of the Beijing Games, corporate sponsors of the Olympics risk lasting damage to their brands if they do not live up to their professed standards of corporate social responsibility by speaking out...

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1 April 2008

China: Human Rights Watch calls on Olympic sponsors to take steps to fulfill their human rights policies

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1 April 2008

Olympic Corporate Sponsors: Rhetoric and Reality

Author: compiled by Human Rights Watch

Beginning in September 2007, Human Rights Watch wrote to all 12 “TOP” Olympic sponsors to encourage them to address human rights abuses taking place as a result of the Beijing Games, with targeted and achievable asks... Excerpts from the companies’...

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5 March 2008

CeBIT talks green, but the industry has some way to go says Greenpeace Survey

Author: Greenpeace International

The Sony Vaio TZ11 notebook, the Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and the Sony Ericsson P1i PDA come out on top in Greenpeace's "Searching for Greener Electronics" survey, released today at CeBIT. But, the race for a green electronic product has not...

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5 March 2008

Congo rebels cash in on demand for tin

Author: Nicholas Garrett & Harrison Mitchell, Financial Times

...[T]in from a mine controlled by renegade soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo is reaching international markets... An investigation by the Financial Times has found that tin ore from the mine is reaching smelters and solder manufacturers in...

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5 March 2008

Sony phone & laptop are greenest IT products, but latest Greenpeace electronics survey says industry has far to go

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5 March 2008

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Tin from rebel-held mine in highly militarised N. Kivu reaches intl. markets - Hitachi, Microsoft, Pioneer, Samsung examine their supply chains

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5 March 2008
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Author: Nicolas Garrett & Harrison Mitchell, Financial Times (texte original en anglais traduit par Maguy M., Mouvement d’action pour la démocratie et la paix - R.D. du Congo)

...[De] l’étain provenant d’une mine contrôlée par les soldats rebelles dans la République Démocratique de Congo atteint les marchés internationaux... Une enquête par le Financial Times a trouvé que le minerai d’étain provenant de la mine arrive à des...

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27 February 2008

Nokia Launches Recycling Initiative in East Africa

Author: Michael Malakata, CIO

Nokia has launched a recycling initiative in East Africa that offers consumers a structured way to dispose of old mobile phones and accessories. The move comes amid fears that cast-off mobile phones are posing an increasing risk of hazardous toxic...

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15 January 2008

Toxic Factories Take Toll On China's Labor Force

Author: Jane Spencer & Juliet Ye, Wall Street Journal

In southern China, Wang Fengping worked for years in plants that produced cadmium batteries for the likes of Mattel Inc., Toys "R" Us Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Like hundreds of her colleagues, Ms. Wang regularly inhaled the toxic red cadmium dust...

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